dua before eating meal

Dua Before Eating your Meal(Khane Se Pehle ki Dua)

Dua Before Eating:

Here you will learn about the dua before eating meal/Supplication before eating.

It is the most important part of one’s life that one must communicate with Allah in every way possible. And the best way considered to communicate with Allah is through making a Dua.

This word; Dua, is an Arabic word. It means a prayer or a supplication.

There are certain dua’s for your every single act prescribed mandatory for every Muslim in this world.

Reciting a specific dua before and after eating is quite important, but most people are unaware of its benefits and significance.

Dua before eating your meal:

There is a certain and specific dua in Islam for whatever you do.

You must recite khane se pehle ki dua before you start eating your meal;

1- Dua before meal:

Dua Before Eating
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحۡمٰنِ الرَّحِيۡمِ
In the Name of Allah, the most Beneficent, and the most Merciful.


2- Dua before meal:

Dua Before eating Food
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَعَلَى بَرَكَةِ اللَّهِ
In the name of Allah and with the blessings of Allah I begin (eating)”.(Mustadrak)


This dua is necessary to recite before starting anything. Whether it is an important piece of work or you are about to eat, recite Bismillah.

However, if you forget to recite this dua, you can recite this one instead;

Dua for Eating
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ أَوَّلِه ِِ وَآخِرِهِ
Bismillahi awwalihi wa akhirih
In the Name of Allah, in the beginning, and the end.
By not reciting Bismillah, Satan has an opportunity of partake in the food. [Mishkat]

This is the dua before eating your meal. But you can only recite this one if you forget to recite Bismillah.

Etiquettes of eating according to Sunnah:

  • Wash your hands before eating.
  • Think that you are eating this food to do good deeds and for that you need strength.
  • Sit on the floor while eating.
  • Eat with your right hand.
  • If food falls from your plate, pick it up, clean it, and eat it.
  • Wash your hands after you are done eating.
  • Never criticize what you eat.
  • Never waste food.


So, it is obligatory for every Muslim to make dua before he eats, Dua before sleepDua before travels, goes out, or dua enter the home, etc.